Brian P Matheny


Artist Statement
The paintings explore a self-imposed ambiguity, angst without glamour, doubting barrenness, historical and symbolic endeavors to identify man’s ineptitude. A culture’s final ruse. The paintings grimace with dissonance and a foreboding distinctiveness. Deprived faculties to emotional recourse become characterized by a genuineness, one obscured by modern/now/consumption/fame/fragmented/no more questions/…a life of nauseating, replicating, and anticipating successions of lifeless, unfilled values used in contradiction, a self-inflicted addiction. Pinning uncertainty/obscenities/ugliness personified with mock-fashionable societal agendas. They are an imitation of a “self” crumbling hopelessly in redemption.

Artist (residing in Ohio) seeking exhibitions, representation and general career management. **Shipping is never a problem there and back I pay.

**PLEASE view recent work:

Breakneck Gallery (group show) on April 20, 2013 in Lakewood, OH
83rd Gallery (group show) in Columbus OH on July 12, 2013.
Loren Naji Studio Gallery (group show) on July 19, 2013 in Cleveland, OH
Breakneck Gallery (group show) on August 31, 2013 in Lakewood OH
Tremont Art Festival (emerging artist juried) Sept 21-22, 2013 in Cleveland, OH.
83rd Gallery (group show) on Oct 12, 2013 in Columbus OH.
83rd Gallery (group show) on Nov 9, 2013 in Columbus, OH.
Artistrun Gallery (group show) on Dec. 6, 2013 New York
83rd Gallery (group show) on Dec 14, 2013 in Columbus, OH.
MacWothington Gallery (group show) Feb 1, 2014, Columbus OH.
83rd Gallery (group show) on March 15, 2014 in Columbus, OH.
83rd Gallery (group show) on April 19, 2014 in Columbus, OH (featured artist).
CS Gallery Four Year Anniversary Group show April, 26, 2014 in Columbus OH
CS Gallery Open Show May 10, 2014 in Columbus, OH
CS Gallery Open Show June 12, 2014 in Columbus, OH
CS Gallery Open Show July 11, 2014 in Columbus, OH
CS Gallery Open 6 Featured artist, Sept 5, 2014 in Columbus, OH
CS Gallery “Dark, Twisted & Crunchy” Sept 27, 2014 Columbus OH
CS Gallery “Halloween Open Group Show,” Oct. 24, 2014 Columbus OH
CS Gallery “100 Under” 100, Nov 14, 2014 Columbus OH
Moespace “Solo Exhibition,” February 6, 2015 Denison, Oh
Cleveland Creates “Major Cleveland Artists Juried,” Feb 20, 2015 Cleveland, OH
Artistrun Gallery “Extracts from Silence” on May 2, 2015, Long Island City NY
Frameless Gallery “Identity/Memory” on May 5, 2015, London England


Bachelor degree in Philosophy with a minor in English for Kent State University.

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